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11:00 AM ET, May 5, 2010

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Electronista:
Adobe shows off Android tablets running Flash and Air  —  While Adobe does not have any Apple products on the show floor at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, the company is showing off prototypes of upcoming Android-based tablets.  The Google Android Tablet, even in a pre-release form …
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Max / Zendomax:
Android Multi-Touch Tablet Prototype Hands-on Review!  [Web 2.0 Expo]  —  Today, I was at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco as soon as it was open (as I blogged about it several hours before).  Upon walking around the exhibit floor, I quickly found Adobe.  —  Oddly, they were displaying …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft Kin One and Two review  —  Make no mistake: the Kin One and Two are coming into the world as the black sheep of the phone industry, and Microsoft would have it no other way.  Straddling the fence somewhere between a dedicated smartphone and high-spec featurephone …
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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Video: Major Facebook security hole lets you view your friends' live chats  —  You've got to hand it to Facebook.  They certainly know how to do security — not.  —  Today I was tipped off that there is a major security flaw in the social networking site that, with just a few mouse clicks …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Paul Buchheit justifies increasing openness, less privacy
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Hot new features uncovered in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3  —  Here's the thing... We just installed the newly released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3 and found quite a few changes.  There are a lot of minor things like how the background of the multitasking interface matches the background in the iPad's browser …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel launches chip for smartphones, tablets  —  Intel on Tuesday announced its long-awaited Atom chip for smartphones and tablets, a crowded market populated by a host of formidable rivals—unlike the PC market where it dominates.  —  Previously known by the code name “Moorestown,” …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's next Atom chips are powerful, but not power hungry  —  In a bid to move beyond the PC, Intel is announcing a new generation of its Atom microprocessors today that can become the brains of smartphones and tablet computers with high performance and long battery lives.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch: WSJ iPad App Has 64,000 Active Users—And We Keep The Money  —  It's not even a rounding error but one of the numbers Rupert Murdoch seemed to really enjoy tossing out during the News Corp earnings call: more than 64,000 active users for the Wall Street Journal iPad app after its first month.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Neowin.net
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s Fabled Subscription Plans a Month Away
Discussion: Company Town and paidContent, Thanks:marcusschuler
JR Raphael / PC World:
Google Editions: Bringing E-Books to Your Browser  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  Google wants to bring your digital book reader into the cloud.  —  The company has just announced plans to launch its own digital bookstore, a Web-based effort called Google Editions.
Discussion: Go Rumors
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Ian Paul / PC World:   Google's E-Book Store: Five Burning Questions
Wall Street Journal:
Google to Launch Digital Books by Early Summer
Lili Cheng / TechNet Blogs:
Introducing Spindex - the Latest Exploration From Microsoft's Labs  —  Last fall, with Ray Ozzie's support and sponsorship, we started FUSE Labs, with the mission to work with Microsoft product and research teams to ideate, develop and deliver new social, real-time and media-rich experiences for home and work.
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Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Six Things You Need to Know About Facebook Connections  —  “Connections.”  It's an innocent-sounding word.  But it's at the heart of some of the worst of Facebook's recent changes.  —  Facebook first announced Connections a few weeks ago, and EFF quickly wrote at length about the problems they created.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson X10 family to get Android 2.1 in ‘Q4 2010’  —  The Xperia X10, one of the big mindshare-grabbing devices of the smartphone world, made us wait a cool six months between its November announcement and wide retail availability in April.  One of the secret hopes while all that waiting …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Launches Android App & Mobile API, Gives iPad Cloud Sync Apple Should Have Built  —  Dropbox's effortless file sharing service is going mobile in a big way: the service has just launched its official Android application, a native iPad app (which comes in addition to a previously …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
EFF fights Facebook bid to outlaw one-stop social apps  —  Opposes power play against aggregator site  —  A civil liberties watchdog has challenged Facebook's legal claims that an unauthorized third-party site that helps users login automatically violates criminal laws.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you  —  Know Your Rights is Engadget's technology law series, written by our own totally punk ex-copyright attorney Nilay Patel.  In it we'll try to answer some fundamental tech-law questions to help you stay out of trouble in this brave new world.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Fending Off Microsoft, Google Invests In TV Ad Startup Invidi (GOOG, MSFT)  —  Update: Invidi just put out a press release confirming the news:  —  INVIDI Technologies Corporation, the leader in advanced addressable advertising solutions for television, announced today it has secured …
 
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Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
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CNET News:
Media want Gizmodo court records in iPhone probe
Discussion: Tech Eye
Jeanette Borzo / Digits:
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Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Rick Boucher:
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Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
AddThis Toolbox Gets the Facebook “Like” Button
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Court: RapidShare doesn't need to filter user uploads
Discussion: Tech Eye
 Earlier Items: 
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Google Adds App Store for Analytics
Ina Fried / Technology News:
Microsoft hitting ‘unsubscribe’ on newsgroups
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Register and eWeek
Zach Epstein / Know Your Cell:
Torture test: Is AT&T's unlimited iPad 3G plan truly unlimited?
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' Big New York Times Letdown